We’re living in an age of smartphones where the form factor is sleek and slim, not to mention being able to be operated by a single hand (for the smaller sized ones, of course). The thing is, how many of us are that careful with our smartphones in such a way where it never experiences a knock or a drop? That is the reason why we pick up a protective case for our respective smartphones, so that they will look as pristine as possible for the longest time. Well, a rugged handset will also be able to get the job done, not to mention making sure that you do not look like a wimp while using it. Enter the fourth iteration of the Samsung Convoy series, the Samsung Convoy 4, that is available on Verizon Wireless.
First of all, the Samsung Convoy 4 takes a very different form factor from what we are used to, as it comes in the form of a flip phone that is something that we do not see very much of these days. Despite the flip phone form factor, it is far from being a softie, since it is capable of holding its own in extreme work and weather environments, and is available exclusively from Verizon.
The Convoy 4’s durable design makes it ideal for use at construction sites, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities and any outdoor work zone where your technology could be at risk. The phone also happens to be dust and water-resistant based on IP67 rating, which means it has been tested to remain submerged up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
Being rugged is no excuse for it to be no-frills, as the Convoy 4 sports a 5 megapixel camera and camcorder that can do its bit to deliver great photos and high quality audio and video when it matters most. The camera is just the thing that architects need in order to capture photos in an active construction site and deliver them to clients instantly, or for warehouse workers who need to document inventory, or perhaps adventurists that would like to share the view with their friends no matter where their path takes them.
Throw in state-of-the-art dual microphones and noise cancelling technology, and you can have crystal clear conversations that block out background noise around you. The Convoy 4 also doubles up as a reliable travel companion with global roaming support for more than 200 countries. Any takers for this $192 handset?